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>> interesting. he also suggested that shanahan could get fired if things don't go well the next season. >> doesn't pusey foot around. he was asked for his opinion. at least he's honestly. fox 5 morning news continues right now. good morning. friday, march 30th. 5:00 a.m. a nice crisp morning out there. hopefully this clear weather continues into our friday afternoon. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i think we're hoping for a clear day as we end the workweek. >> it will start promising. i
don't think we'll get much rain till maybe after midnight. 46. and colder in the north and west. 37 out at dulles, 42bwi marshal. take a look at our radar. quiet conditions and you should see lots of sunshine for the sunrise here in a couple hours as we're not expecting much in the way of whether today. high pressure will keep us dry for one more day. here's the forecast, early sun and afternoon clouds. 639 afternoon high. that is where we should be for the end of march. is looks like it goes out like a lamb. >> we'll take a lamb. you know who is happy, julie wright. friday, clear day.
>> reporter: and it's payday. friday night, you say who sleeping on friday night who sleep on friday night. i'll call at 10:00 tonight to see what club you're at. coming out of manassas, the traffic is light on the belt way. all of construction has cleared. southbound 270 looks good all the way out to the lane divide. new this morning, howard county firefighters on the scene of a train derail am. it happened a few hours ago in jesup. firefighters got there just after 2:00 this morning and found two freight train has conducted. nobody else was involved and the train cars were empty. and the accident did bring down some telephone lines but no
power outages are reported. the big story this morning, mega millions main yeah, people across the -- mania. people get in the lottery spirit. >> could win $540 million in tonight's drawing. it's the biggest in history. people will be buying tickets ahead of the drawing. is that store open yet? >> reporter: it is not open yet. it will open in a few hours. and you can bet there will be a lot of people here. this is the big one, the mega millions jackpot has never been this big before $540 million and a lot of people today are dreaming of cashing in. mega million tickets are selling like wildfire. people vying for the collapse
to be a millionaire. if you win, you will have to share the jackpot are the chances. at half a billion dollars will be as rich at diddy, tiger woods, and howard stern. and just think of what you could do with all of that. >> to be honest with you just bills and i'm going save it. i got a lot of people that like to spend a lot of it. but not me. i'll try to save it. >> i would buy another car. i would like to have a mustang. >> i would have to buy myself a house on a golf course and work on becoming a golf pro. >> reporter: who else could you buy? for all the redskin fans that might be a little disguns told with dan snyder -- dissatisfied
with dan, you could buy a third of the team. >> maybe that was somebody that wishes that store was open now so he could buy his ticket. members of an alleged gangs are behind bars. five members, including the ring leader of the underground corrupt -- crypts gang were arrested. >> reporter: more vigolence than ten years ago and more vigolence than 20 years ago is necessary on the part of parents to keep their children safe and your daughters out of the grips like the people like the ugc member. >> 11 gang member have been
arrested since 2011 for underage sex trafficking. police are looking for a group of would be thieves that attacked a wal-mart employee. three men tried to walk out the front door with a 55-inch tv. an employee stopped them but was assaulted the process. police are asking other shoppers march 11th if they witnessed the incident. district will hand out its first licenses to grow medical marijuana today. these will be named in early june. a store called we grow is opening today and rode rode avenue. it will only have indoor growing. and the first possible sales for medical more mar will occur no soon -- marijuana will occur no sooner than august. a fire on a military basis. we'll get the latest on this as we check more headlines.
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never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles in 3 days is-- is huge. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. you just put one foot in front of the other, and you know that you're walking for such a great cause that you just keep going. (man) that you have all these people coming together for one common goal. (woman) the goal is to bring an end to breast cancer. (woman) there's no doubt in my mind that komen's funding helped saved my life. the 3-day is my opportunity
to help save others' lives. (woman) i'll never stop walking, not till we find a cure. with 3 days and 60 miles, you're making a bold statement. you're saying breast cancer is not going to win. (woman) and it has to end, but it starts with us. it is the most rewarding experience i have ever had in my entire life. we can do this. you can do this. we can all do this together. (man) register today for the... because everyone deserves a lifetime. investigators are trying to find out what caused a townhouse fire andrews air force base. it broke out in the middle of
the road on madison drive yesterday afternoon. it spread to two other home before the fire crews were able to put it out an hour later. no one was hurt. and the nine justices of the u.s. supreme court are holding a preliminary vote on the challenges of the health care law but we will not find out the results for months, probably june. today's vote to see where each justice stands on the issue and to break into groups to see who will write the opinions. congress approved a 90-day extension to the transportation bill. it will keep federal highways and transit flowing. the house voted to pass the measure thursday afternoon and the senate followed a few hours later. the president is expected to sign the bil funding runs out tomorrow night. gay marriage advocates revealing their strategy to their opponents to overturn the law. they will pit blacks and
hispanics against gay rights group. gay martha recently passed in maryland will likely face a referendum on the november ballot. no garage in the trayvon martin, that is the word from the special prosecutor who is appointed by the governor of florida this week. governor rick scott has signed angela corly to investigate the shooting. we're learning of another uneyed witness who describes seeing two men fighting on top of each other the night of the shooting. governor scott has signed her to investigate last month's shooting and she does say she may not present evidence to the grand jury and handle this herself. it was one of the most tragic themes in world history, the sinking of the titanic. >> as we approach the 100 year anniversary, we're getting a closer look at some of the
comes days before the 100th anniversary before the sinking of the titanic. more than 5,000 artifacts from the ship will be sold at auction next month. >> that includes old perfume i'll haves and plates from a place setting. at appraisal is listed at $189 million. and the auction will take place on april 11th at the intrepid museum in new york city. >> that is wonderful. >> it seems like all things titanic because james cameron's titanic is going to be released in 3-d. >> and he just went to the bottom of the ocean. so everybody is kind of focused on that. >> like he needs more money. let's get to the forecast today. we'll have sunshine for the first part of the day and maybe cloud cover in the second half of the afternoon. we should describe for most of the friday. a few showers later. later, i mean there could be a
sprinkle this afternoon. the main event this afternoon. and that will not be a major event. that will get in here overnight tonight. and the weekend looking so-so. cloud cover to start your saturday. and sunday looks promising. and we'll get to sunshine saturday afternoon. mid-70s early next week that is julie wright's favorite time. here are the current temperatures, 45 in washington, 37 in gaithersburg, frederick down to 32. there's a frost advisory to the north and the west till about 9:00. and the temperatures will likely fall for the next hour or two. 47 in annapolis. and at your satellite here we look fine. and we have a few cloud cover and a few showers out to the west. that will move in later today. most of the hour activity will not make it across the mountains. so we'll partly to mostly cloudy by late this afternoon. and if possible, there could be a few sprinkles. i think most of the rain will
hold off till later tonight as we get a warm front moving through the area. we gradually improve conditions out there. a nice day. early sunshine and winds at about five to ten. and the winds will be lighter than yesterday. your best chance for showers will be after midnight. 50 the overnight low. here is your five-day forecast. it could be an early shower tomorrow morning and then a little afternoon sunshine with the temperatures about 60, and close to 70 on sunday. 76 on monday. that is a look at your whether forecast. and let's do traffic and it's friday, julie. it is. we all made it. and now we have to get our tickets for our mega millions jackpot. 270 looks great no problems to report coming out of germantown. the lanes are wide open. you'll find that you're at speed traveling between college
park and bethesda. this is 56 and falls church. they're checking for an accident activity reported on the westbound so heads up there. inbound new york avenue, the lanes are open and getting to the traffic lights from northeast to northwest that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. in north virginia, construction on the so-called mega projects is moving forward. construction of the 495 express lanes is about 90% finished and should be finished bitten of the year. -- by the end of the year. >> we have an aggressive schedule to complete the express lanes this year. so you'll see a lot of activity out there. but we're closing in on the end. >> >> express lanes will stretch 14 miles from springfield to the dulles toll road and no toll gates. drivers will have to use and ez pass to calculate the tolls on
the road. as gas prices continue to soar, democrats and republicans are adding fuel to the fire blaming each other for the increases. president obama called on congress to take action. and while lawmakers did make a move it wasn't exactly what the white house had in mind. >> reporter: president obama defended his administration's policy. he said that oil companies no longer need billions of dollars in subsidies. >> i think it's time they got by without more help from taxpayers who are having tough enough time paying bill and filling up the gas tanks. >> motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: the senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to repeal tax breaks for the five biggest companies. >> actually these five companies produces 4% less oil.
>> is this the best that we have to offer folks that are staring at $4 a gallon for gas. >> reporter: it is just or $4. in ten states, plus the district of columbia, a gallon has already topped $4. and house republicans place the blame squarely on the president. >> empty gas tanks and empty pockets are the legend of this president's energy policies. >> he's helping our crony with solar or whatever they want to call their green type of energy. >> reporter: president obama fired back. >> we're producing more oil right now than we have in eight years. >> reporter: finger pointing on energy prices will continue as the house and senate take up budget proposals and the november election nears. and amazing display of art in washington d.c. a look at
it was five years ago. some credit to better understanding. and last night there was an event last night to bring more autism awareness. >> reporter: this art is beautiful and colorful and it was cosponsored by the john hopkins montgomery campus and the madison house autism foundation. the artwork was created by more than 30 adult artists who have been diagnosed with autism like 17-year-old emily who likes to draw birds. >> the thing that i look forward to drawing the birds is the details. every stroke has a lot of detail. >> reporter: she is high funking in her struggles in her
autism and wants to be a vet when she finishes school. >> i hate being touched and loud noises. and i don't really like being around people. >> reporter: it's been a challenge for her family. >> there was something wrong and we could not figure out what it was. and once we figured it out, things got a lot easier. >> reporter: madison, too, is a young artist coping with autism. >> we need to look ahead and make certain that we have services and a plan to assist these adults. >> reporter: so people with autism art can give a voice to those that don't speak and it allows others to see the special way they see colors, shapes, concepts and emotion. >> art is the way for them to express feeling that's they may not be able to express in other ways. >> reporter: it allows them to communicate and connect with
each other. and the reception and exhibit openings kick off national autism awareness month that begins april 1st. the big story this morning, big bucks up for grabs, if you're lucky. >> keep your fingers crossed. sherry lee is working that story. >> reporter: i was dreaming about how i could spend that $520 million if i won. it's plenty of money to make dreams come true. and people all over washington, maryland and have val be snapping up -- and virginia will be snapping up tickets today trying to get their hands on that jackpot. q at lysol, we discovered a problem.
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it's friday, march 30th. this is a live look outside over washington d.c. you can see the washington mownment there on the left. and there's something on the right blinking. >> it's friday! >> it is. i know. very exciting. and our forecast is exciting too. generally, yes. it will be fine in the daytime hours, sunshine and the temperatures in low to mid-60s. >> great. >> it's friday. >> that's a good combination. there's the radar. and it's another quiet one of the and we have a few clouds out to the west. >> what is the stuff off the
shore? >> that is a little moisture. very observant. >> you did that yesterday too. >> what is that white van at the top of the radar? >> she's so worry bad her wedding day forecast. >> i am. >> she's obsessed with every cloud and every possible shower for the next two weeks. here are the current temperatures the regan national 45 and 32 -- in fredericks. and we'll see an increase in clouds later but most of the day dry. >> perfect. let's keep it that way. >> and now sarah wants to know what the traffic will be like on the day of her wedding. >> reporter: i thought she was having everybody flown in. >> that's only if she wins the lottery. >> right. on the roads, you'll find
that the lanes are open with no problems reported along new york avenue leaving northwest to northeast. 50 to pennsylvania avenue and southbound 270 and easy drive to the german down. our big story this morning is about the big jackpot. it is the largest jackpot in u.s. lottery history. >> and would you put everyone in a plane and fly them in for your wedding. >> i would, absolutely. >> if i won, i would put all of my friends in a plane and go to some far exotic place that i could not go to now. the mega million jackpot is half a billion dollars. that is how much money is up for grabs in tonight's mega million jackpot. sherry lee is uptown.
this is one of the many places selling tickets this morning. i emergency they will be looking for a little lady luck this morning. >> reporter: you can bet the lines will get bigger and bigger through the day. a lot of people will be at stores like this one. the tickets are in sale in maryland, virginia and the district of couple couple as well. i think i could -- and the district of columbia. i can think of a lot of ways to spend $500 million. the chances are not that big. 1 out of 176 million chance to win. one state, illinois you can buy your lottery ticket on line. the winner will take home about $390 million before taxes. and that is if you choose the
lump sum or $19.2 million a year for 26 years if you pick the installment what is the trick? the experts say there's no magic formula for picking numbers. >> it's not the way to play. my experience is there is no strategy. >> reporter: statistics do tell us that the winning numbers drawn most often in mega million jackpot 10, 48, 19, 20, 4, 28, 29, 36, 45 and 2. and by the way, the jackpot is big enough to that every possible combination of winning numbers could be bought. it would cost $176 million to do that. even if you had the money to be able to do that, it would take you 28 years at five seconds for every card to fill out so you'll have to find another
strategy. that the latest in washington d.c. >> what would you do if you won, one big thing? >> reporter: i'd probably buy a house and move to florida. i don't know. >> it always has something to do with warm weather. do you notice that? >> reporter: yes. how long would it take most people -- would most people just walk off the job and not give any notice or would they be nice and give notice? >> i think you should be nice because you'd be in a good mood. i'll give them two weeks. >> i think i would wait for the check to clear first. fairfax county gang members are busted for reasoning and alleged prostitution ring. five members, including the leader have been arrested and charged with sex trafficking. investigators believe that the men recruited high school girls as young as 16 years old via
social media website. 11 gang member have been arrested since 2011 for underage sex trafficking. new details this morning about a cold case involve two murdered virginia tech students in 2009. investigators have now identified the type of weapon used to kill the couple. it was a 30 caliber rifle. the bodies were found in the jefferson national for nest august of 2009. they collected dna everyday in the case and still actively searching for the killer. a great-grandmother is pleading for justice after a violent beating on a metro bus. it left 60-year-old brenda thomas battered, bruised and bald. she said a woman punched her and cut her hair off. she said the worst part of it was a crowded bus and no one tried to help. >> they are out here hurting
senior citizens. but they don't realize they have a parent. they wouldn't want anybody to hurt their parent. >> a spokesperson said that the suspect was arrested and charged with simple assault. the investigation continues. the district will hand out its first license to grow marijuathey picked six companie grow and supply the cannabis. a store called we grow is opening today on rhode island avenue. it will not sell pot but supplies for indoor growing. and the first possible sales of medical marijuana in washington d.c. will occur no sooner than august. we grow. that is a good name, i guess. a family makes their escape to safe out of a fire. but first a look at the
it was one expensive tweet. at film director reached a settlement with an elderly couple after they were forced to leave their florida home. and the governor the florida is speaking out about the case. governor scott said he'll reexamine some of the state laws after the investigation, including the stand your ground law. check this out. why is she all smiles? lindsay lohan is officially a free woman, even other lawyer is standing up happy. the actress was all smiles as she left of the los angeles courthouse yesterday. the judge ended lindsay lohan's probation stemming from a 2007 drunk driving case. that means that she no longer has to appear before a judge or a probation officer. but she is still on probation for taking a 2500 necklace
without permission last year. you can hear the fear in the kids' voices. terror for a family running from a colorado firearm the mother in one car and the father and children following her, passing within a few feet of the flames. this video looks like their leaving the home at night. but what you're seeing is the thick black smoke that the video had company toured around 5:00 in the afternoon. the familiar -- had captured around 5:00 in the afternoon. the family said they never received the call for the mandatory evacuation. a man stayed to record this video of his home. he was able to escape without any injuries. and the colorado wildfires have burned 4100-acre. >> the video of the family is chilling. what are your priorities when it comes to paying your bills? a shift in attitude for a lot
end of the workweek and another beautiful day outside. how long will it last? tucker barnes, tell us that friday will not be a washout? >> no. some rain overnight to saturday morning and then clear out and then sunshine. >>i started to get ready for the garden already. and i already have injuries. i have a scape on the leg. >> a scape on the leg, i don't know if i would put that in the injury category. >> okay. i was being a little dramatic. let's start with the forecast. at regan national, 45 degrees and 36 in gaithersburg. and off to the north and west, freezing temperatures are starting to move in. we have some chilly temperatures and a frost advisory continues off to the north and west till 9:00. so a cool start.
culpepper, you're 46 and 47 in manassas. out to the west we have a storm system, a warm front that will be moving through. so we'll start the day with bright sunshine and a little later this morning, early afternoon, we'll get some clouds moving in. and some of the filtered sunshine will be around today. most of the rain showers and will move in after midnight tonight. and they should be on the light said, maybe a tenth of an inch of rain by tomorrow morning. here's the futurecast. west clouds moving here and mostly cloudy by 7:00 tonight and then the showers moving overnight. you can see at 4:00 a.m., just a few scattered showers across the area. so we're not talking about a big deal. tomorrow, we should -- gradually clear things out. the forecast gets better and better as the weekend goes along. by sunday, bright sunshine. 63 today and early sunshine and the clouds move in this
afternoon. and mild and the winds lighter than yesterday. and will become cloudy tonight. and 509 overnight low. so with the -- 50 the overnight low. here's the five-day. early shower tomorrow and 60. sunshine 70 on sunday and mid- 70s around here monday and tuesday so right back into the nice, springtime pattern next week. and now let's see some traffic with julie wright. >> reporter: on the roads this morning, you're going find your lanes are open if you're traveling the top part of the beltway on university boulevard. no problems to report as you travel between college park and bethesda. 595 and 295 quiet coming out of law relevant this morning. -- laurel this morning. and northbound 95 not too busy. that is a check of your fox 5
on time traffic. this is news this morning. these are live picture out of howard county where firefighters are on the scene of a train derailment. it happened a few hours ago inside the csx train yard in jesup. the firefighters got there at 2:00 this morning and found that two freight trains collided. these are live pictures coming to us from skyfox. besides the conductors, no one else was involved and the train cars were empty. it did bring down some telephone lines but no power outages reported right now. so we'll stay on top of this and bring you the latest as we get it. in consumer news, best buy is closing 50 stores and laying off 400 worker across the country. the electronics giant is planning to refocus on smaller, mobile stores. best buy shares fell 7% on the
news. more on this one during the 6:00 hour with the fox business network. big shift in big oil. exxon/mobile losing the spot as the biggest publicly traded oil producer. the new company is petro china. and people are changing their priorities when it comes to paying bills. americans paying off car notes before credit card bills or mortgage payments. up till now, credit cards and house payments were the priority. a former redskin telling it like it is or hating on his old team. >> hear who is predicting a gloomy future it he lands with the burgundy and gold.
never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. (woman) the goal is to bring an end to breast cancer. (woman) there's no doubt in my mind that komen's funding helped saved my life. the 3-day is my opportunity to help save others' lives. (woman) i'll never stop walking, not till we find a cure. it is the most rewarding experience i have ever had in my entire life.
(man) register today for the... because everyone deserves a lifetime. a huge win for the washington caps last night. but they almost let this slip away. we had a 2-0 lead over the boston bruins last night. but they scored two goals to force overtime. and it went to a sudden death shootout. and the caps' brook light put home the game winner. they are in the eighth and final playoff spot in the national conference. they have five games remaining and the capitals only have four. they're going to give people a heart attack. and basketball, the losses
keep piling up for the wizards. they fell to the pacers last night. jordan crawford scored 20 points in the loss. the wizards are riding a five game losing streak. interesting comments from former redskins quarterback donovan mcnabb. he played two years with the redskins and he got in a pub like feud with kyle and mike shanahan. and his agent said that he was being mistreated and misused. fast forward to now. and no secret that the skins hope to pick baylor quarterback. he won the heisman trophy and performed well on pro day. mcnabb was asked on espn's first take if he thinks rg3 is a good fit. >> i don't think it's a great fit. i think the washington d.c. fan base will support rg3 because they lost acquisition that he'll be good for, not just the
washington d.c. but the dmv. if this doesn't work this year, we don't see a splash like a cam newton splash, this could be it. >> i wonder if he's calling it like he is or if he's just bitter? >> with shanahan, make or break the season. what is it like to win a multi-million jackpot? we went to martberg, west virginia when his life was forever changed when the lucky numbers came rup. >> reporter: if you ever wondered what winning a mega million jackpot looks like, this is it. this is randy smith. >> it is built on the pattern
of a roy rodger's ranch house. >> reporter: after striking it rich in august of 2010, he added this three story wing of his home with ten years and filled it with a few classic cars. >> this is a 1982 dooran. i just got this. the man cave is something that he afforded himself. >> reporter: a magistrate judge in martberg, randy smith is 64, a lifelong west virginiaan. >> it changed my life in a way that i wish is could change everybody else's. i guess the best feeling i had when i could pay off my house. >> reporter: he's mounting the winning check inside his home. he took the lump sum many 44 million and the tax man took 15
of that. >> it's taken a long time for to sink t in fact, i don't think it has -- sink in. in fact, i don't think it has. >> reporter: he bought the ticket at this convenience store in martinsberg. >> i think i would pay off my bill and pay off my house and take a break from working. hopefully dream will come true. >> reporter: ever since randy's did, he's been giving back to the community, purchasing ambulances and other vehicles for the fire department. this mobile command center for the state police he bought, an armored truck for all law enforcement to share. his friend of all years berkley county sheriff. >> he was confident he was going win. he had that feeling. i think he's confident he's going to win again so he can do more. >> profess to. it was a gift. and i treat it as such. it was a gift. >> reporter: that keeps on
giving. so confidence. >> right. all of your top stories straight ahead. but first, time to say good morning to our facebook of the day. it's a big honor to be the fan of the day for this woman because her son is autistic with the beginning of the autism awareness month at the beginning of april. >> happy birthday, jake. stay with us.
never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles in 3 days is-- is huge. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. you just put one foot in front of the other, and you know that you're walking for such a great cause that you just keep going. (man) that you have all these people coming together for one common goal. (woman) the goal is to bring an end to breast cancer. (woman) there's no doubt in my mind that komen's funding helped saved my life. the 3-day is my opportunity to help save others' lives. (woman) i'll never stop walking, not till we find a cure. with 3 days and 60 miles, you're making a bold statement. you're saying breast cancer is not going to win. (woman) and it has to end, but it starts with us. it is the most rewarding experience i have ever had in my entire life. we can do this. you can do this. we can all do this together. (man) register today for the... because everyone deserves a lifetime.